Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Tick! Tock! Tick! Tock!

I have a very special treat for you today. :) Today, I am sharing an altered clock and a love tag that I have created with Webster's Pages Strawberry Fields and Imaginarium Designs chipboard. 

I found this alarm clock in Kmart for $7 and decided it was a bargain that couldn't be passed up. So it came home with me, and I decided to go all out with the feminine, flowery, pretty artwork. And yes, it does work - this clock will be a beautiful addition to my bedroom. Can you imagine waking up to this every morning? I think it just might make my days a little brighter. :)

To start with, I pulled the whole clock apart to decorate the centre, and add all the rhinestones and fussy cutting. Surprisingly, it wasn't as difficult as I thought. 

I was worried that a black clock might be too "harsh" for such a soft and pretty paper collection, but I was wrong - it contrasts very beautifully with the papers and colours. 

It's funny, I always thought I would end up using the Prima white sequin vine on a Christmas or winter project - but no, it was a perfect match for this altered piece. And of course I couldn't resist adding a Prima resin bird - it was just too cute!

 And what did I do with all my leftover fussy cutting pieces from the clock? Why, I created a tag of course. I love getting the most out of my papers :) 

Now, if you would like to see a few more photos, or get more details on the products I used, please visit the Imaginarium Designs blog
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are having an awesome week!
Cheers and big hugs, xxx

Friday, 1 August 2014

Bloom Girl Workshop...

On Tuesday 29th August I attended a Bloom Girl workshop taught by the amazing artist, Jamie Dougherty. Unfortunately for me, not everything went to plan - I came down with a stomach bug within 30 minutes of starting the workshop. Typical. But I persevered, and listened to everything Jamie had to say, and had an amazing time anyway. 

It has taken me a few days to recover and finish my Bloom Girl project, but her she is, in all her glory! 
All I can say is that it was worth it - the vomiting, the travelling, the early morning - all worth it. :)

Just a couple of close up of the flowers and details. 

I should add that the original artwork looked nothing like this - I have definitely made this one my own (see the image below). 
Thanks for stopping by!
And here's to a good weekend!!! :)
Big hugs, xxx